Equity-Oriented Advising and Coaching: Creating a Brave Space for Understanding Student Goals

Monday, October 9, 2023 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Join our panel discussion where staff and faculty guests will delve into vital topics like listening to understand your students' realities and strengths, creating individualized plans, and fostering connection and a sense of belonging on campus. Explore innovative ways to create access, confront barriers with honesty, and ensure a warm, welcoming environment. These practices are foundational to the Adaptive Equity-Oriented Pedagogy (AEP) framework, which has been shown to increase student engagement, success, and sense of belonging. This is Part 2 of our four-part Equity-Oriented Advising and Coaching series.


  • Richard Patz (he/him/his), Distinguished Research Advisor, Graduate School of Education; Math Instructor, Fall Program for Freshmen
  • Andrew Estrada Phuong (he/him/his), Assistant Professor, UC San Diego
  • Marcos Ramos (he/him/his), Academic Achievement Counselor, Student Support Services (SSS), Centers for Equity & Excellence (CE3)
  • Heather Yaden (she/her/ella, they/them/elle), Learning Specialist, Disabled Students’ Program

Session Resources:

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please email advising-strategy-and-training@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.

AS+T Presents: Creating a Brave Space for Understanding Student Goals | EOAC 2/4 (October 9, 2023)